The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England is now well underway. Launched in March 2021, the Review is looking at what works well and what needs to change in the children’s social care system in England to make sure children and young people get the support they need. Leicestershire Cares has been engaging proactively with the Review since its launch, responding to its call for advice, sharing our learning with its Chair, Josh MacAlister, and raising awareness of the Review amongst our young people and partners. Last month, we partnered with Drive Forward Foundation and wrote a letter to Josh MacAlister expressing concern that not enough young people or professionals were aware of the Review or how they could feed into it. In response, we were invited to a virtual meeting with Josh and Dan from the Care Review team, which we attended along with Drive Forward and some of their young people. Read more.